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LG Optimus Slider coming soon at Best Buy sans contract, for Virgin Mobile

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LG Optimus Slider coming soon at Best Buy sans contract, for Virgin Mobile
Back during the summer, we reported on a model that was rumored to come to Sprint known as the LG Gelato Q. That phone became the LG Optimus Slider and while a September 11th launch was shown on the leaked internal screen shots, the phone has not yet been announced by Sprint-or any other carrier for that matter. But new information brought to our attention makes it appear that Sprint has decided to let this model go to its pre-paid Virgin Mobile division.

Tonight, one of our loyal readers pointed out to us that Best Buy has the LG Optimus Slider on its web site, listed as coming soon. The page shows the device being available for pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile, without a contract, for $199.99. Not much in the way of specs is available, but we can tell you that the LG Optimus Slider offers a 3.2 inch LCD screen and a 3MP camera on back. A portrait oriented slide sliding QWERTY gives the phone its name and Android 2.3 is installed.

We probably will have to await the official introduction of the device by LG and Virgin to find out some of the other specs such as processor speed, RAM, resolution of the screen and some of the other important numbers that phone fanatics love to hear about. But with Best Buy already preparing to roll out the LG Optimus Slider, at least we know that the unit is on its way to Virgin Mobile soon.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: BestBuy

Best Buy plans on offering the LG Optimus Slider for Virgin Mobile

Best Buy plans on offering the LG Optimus Slider for Virgin Mobile




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posted on 25 Sep 2011, 21:03 3

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Shame it isn't 3.5 inches at least.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 21:47 3

2. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Thats what she said.

*couldnt resist*

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 22:25

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Hahaha

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 23:54 1

4. merdoc (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


i think it looks pretty cool

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 01:30 1

5. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


has anyone realize the lg enlighten and lg optimus slider is similar...like the looks. the screen size....hm....LOL

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 01:48

6. CluckCluckNAway (unregistered)


The last so many LG phones from the Rumor Touch to these all look similar. I hope they haven't run out of creative juice.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 06:10

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


When was the last time they were creative? The chocolate? The Voyager? Yeah, that juice has been sucked dry.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 00:14

9. sapy2k (unregistered)


BestBuy took it down, i saw it yesterday now it's gone it no longer shows up.. someone jumped the gun or messed up... or there's a marketing plot behind it..

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